Connected: 24 Hours in the Global Economy

  • 8h 21m 57s
  • Daniel Altman
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2007

What if you could look behind the headlines of the global economy to see how it really worked? Now you can. In Connected: 24 Hours in the Global Economy, Daniel Altman teaches us how the billions of decisions made by individuals can and do change the future. Connected is part travel guide, part owner's manual—an absorbing, accessible, and essential road map for every citizen of the global economy in the twenty-first century.

In this Audiobook

  • CHAPTER 1 “ERICSSON AND NAPSTER TO UNVEIL ONLINE MUSIC SERVICE” • WHEN DOES WORKING TOGETHER REALLY WORK?
  • CHAPTER 2 “JAPAN CHARGES MITSUBISHI HEAVY, 17 OTHERS FOR RIGGING CONTRACTS” • CAN GOVERNMENTS MAKE GLOBAL MARKETS MORE COMPETITIVE?
  • CHAPTER 3 “INTEL SIGNS AGREEMENT TO HELP DEVELOP 'DIGITAL VIETNAM'” • DO MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES BRING PROGRESS OR PROBLEMS ABROAD?
  • INTERLUDE CREDIT MARKETS AND CURRENCIES
  • CHAPTER 4 “CHINA'S HAIER CONSIDERS MAYTAG BID” • WHAT DETERMINES THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC PECKING ORDER?
  • CHAPTER 5 “EURO GROUP MUST BE MORE FORCEFUL WITH ECB—JUNCKER” • WHO REALLY CONTROLS THE WORLD'S MONEY SUPPLY?
  • INTERLUDE STOCK MARKETS
  • CHAPTER 6 “ZUMA FALL SEEN AS GOOD FOR SOUTH AFRICA INVESTMENT” • WHAT DOES CORRUPTION COST?
  • CHAPTER 7 “SYRIA AIMS TO HAVE A STOCK MARKET BY YEAR-END” • HOW IMPORTANT ARE FINANCIAL MARKETS TO ECONOMIC GROWTH?
  • CHAPTER 8 “JULIUS BÄR CONFIRMS PRIVATE CLIENT DATA STOLEN” • IS THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM BECOMING MORE VULNERABLE TO THE ACTIONS OF THE FEW?
  • INTERLUDE OIL
  • CHAPTER 9 “BRAZIL MARKETS SLIDE AS POLITICAL JITTERS RISE” • WHICH COMES FIRST, POLITICAL OR ECONOMIC STABILITY?
  • CHAPTER 10 “U.S. TREASURY SECRETARY URGES EUROPEAN FINANCIAL REFORMS” • CAN THE UNITED STATES SET THE GLOBAL ECONOMY'S RULES?
  • CHAPTER 11 “ALBERTA AIMS TO ATTRACT SKILLED OIL WORKERS” • IS IMMIGRATION A LUXURY OR A NECESSITY?
  • CHAPTER 12 “FORMER SIU AVIATION STUDENTS SUE HOOTERS AIR OVER BUSINESS PLAN” • DOES IT HELP THE ECONOMY WHEN IDEAS HAVE OWNERS?
  • CHAPTER 13 “EAST TIMOR NOT READY TO HANDLE OIL, GAS REVENUE, GUSMÄO SAYS” • CAN A POOR COUNTRY GET RICH TOO QUICKLY?
  • CHAPTER 14 “THAI AIRWAYS WILL OMIT INTERIM DIVIDEND AS COST OF FUEL RISES” • DO DISRUPTIVE SHOCKS HELP THE ECONOMY IN THE LONG TERM?
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